School Details

Creekside Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

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Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
86%
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Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cherry Creek, School District No. 5, in the County of Arapah average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
81%
72%
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68%
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53%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
93%
80%
71%
91%
75%
65%
74%
66%
56%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cherry Creek, School District No. 5, in the County of Arapah average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
76%
65%
86%
79%
70%
72%
61%
49%
78%
66%
57%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
87%
76%
66%
85%
77%
69%
74%
58%
47%
76%
71%
60%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cherry Creek, School District No. 5, in the County of Arapah average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Creekside Elementary School is a public elementary school in Centennial. The principal of Creekside Elementary School is David Gudridge. 759 students go to Creekside Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 7% of the 759 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Creekside Elementary School is 20:1. High Point Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 74% 63%
Asian 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 14%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 11% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    We moved here 3 years ago and have seen a steady positive momentum....keep it up!

  • (1 year ago)

    My child attended kindergarten and is now in first grade. I have volunteered there a couple of days and stayed throughout the day. The teachers are great and attentive to parents. The entire staff is very attentive to all kids' needs. The principal is new this year and she seemed approachable and very dedicated to the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is the worst school I've ever had to deal with. My child was bullied and nobody at the school notified me. My child finally told me and when I told the principle about the bullying she brushed it off like it was not a big deal! Do not send your child to creekside parents are not notified of anything and your child is not safe. Very rude volunteers staff and teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    2007-08 brought Creekside a fantastic principal with strong leaderyship to augment a caring supportive teaching staff. Creekside has a fulltime teacher for supporting core values in addition to it's strong academic push. The whole culture is so positive for the kids without being overly sappy & giving awards for mediocrity. The parental involvement is phenomenal. These families care about education & good values deeply. It's a vibrant scholastic community with strong programs for those advanced & those who need greater support. A good solid school for both our diverse children & their needs.

  • (6 years ago)

    My eight year old son and I have had a terrible experience with this school and the staff here. Since he first started we have both been extremely unhappy with the cirriculum the teachers parents everything. I would not put a child in this school for many reasons.

  • (7 years ago)

    Have just completed 9 years at Creekside with both of my children attending K-5 grade here. I could not have asked for a more wonderful caring and challenging atmosphere for my children. The teachers and staff are caring and approachable. Parent involvement is huge it is an amazing community of people. There have been complaints over the years about changes in principals and the number of students however with new schools opening nearby the attendance has dropped to a more comfortable level not the school's fault that the population is booming. No one gets lost in the cracks here with great academics for all levels as well as outstanding ILC and GT programs. Your children (and you) would be lucky to attend this school. I will miss Creekside! Thank you for a great elementary experience for my children and my family.

  • (8 years ago)

    Our two granddaughters attend Creekside Elementary and are in Mrs. Gerstner's class (1st) and in Miss Shott's (Kindergarten) class. We live in another state and go to visit them every few months. We always make it a point to spend a day at school with them. We eat lunch with them and generally get to know all about their school world. We cannot say enough about the friendliness of the staff there. As well as making us feel welcome each visit they also exhibit the security measures that necessarily exist and we are glad for that. We are continually amazed at the high level of learning that is taking place. As grandparents we know that our granddaughers are happy and thriving in their school environment. The teachers and the office staff go above and beyond. As former educators we see much to applaud about. Keep up the good work everyone!!

  • (8 years ago)

    School has gone down in its quality over the past four years as the number of children enrolled has increased dramatically. Classroom size is at its maximum in most classes.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great schools and great teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    Having lived in the boundary for 12+ years I have seen a decline in the quality of education offered at Creekside (although it is still at least average-above average for this area. It is a year-round calendar (pros and cons with that!)And it was recently featured on a local news program as being the largest elementary school in Colorado--NOT an impressive fact to me--with over 900 students. The school does feel large with many students you don't recognize and staff doesn't recognize many parents. The level of parent involvement has drastically declined over the years as well.

  • (9 years ago)

    The staffs and the teachers are so good. We really happy to have our children attending this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Ever since we moved into the area from Littleton we think this was the best move due to Creekside Elementary..All the teachers my son has had are the most caring and generous we have ever encounterd.....Keep up the Good Work.....

  • (10 years ago)

    My child is in the special education program at Creekside and Ms. Kotarek is great! I cannot begin to say how much we appreciate her. She really does a great job with my child.

  • (10 years ago)

    My 2 children have attended Creekside since 2000. I think we have a great school overall but I am especially impressed with our Principal Julie Smith. She is the best I have ever heard of or encountered. I have had to deal with her on several issues which she resolved completely to my satisfaction.

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Overall score

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  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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